With the latest release from Drupal also including the latest security fixes, it was time to update again. One issue that experienced Drupal Developers are probably quite used to by now are the continual stream of security advisories that need to be addressed, especially if you are managing a site that also includes peoples data. This means regularly maintaining your site to ensure it is kept up to date and secure.
The digital landscape has changed much since the early inception of the web. Since the dot com boom in the early 90's we have seen organisations online strategies evolve as well.
Do you have a need for finding out what is taking up all the room on your server? Do you want to figure out what is eating up all your disk space. Of course there are different ways of doing this, for example the ls command. e.g
will lists all the files in your directory and where applicable gives you a nice list of the files and directories. It will even show you the size of the files. e.g. if I want to list the following folder:
I have been working as a Web Developer since 2001. Until a couple of years ago I have worked as a contractor in a number of roles thanks in part to the army of Recruitment Consultants who are registered on the job boards gaining access and to my credentials and matching me with possible opportunities, arranging interviews and setting up contracts and of course making sure you get paid for the work that you do.
I get asked alot these days about Agile. Everyone seems to be doing it!
I was recently asked to put together a short presentation about various Agile methodologies and look at the benefits and challenges when applied to web development today.
For those interested I thought I would share my presentation here.
Ever seen these kind of job roles advertised after doing a search for html developer?
Thought I would share this free online tool I stumbled on that helps you generate your own word cloud.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so heres one that I created:
Heres a link to wordcloud's gallery. Why not create you own and share your work here.
If you have an iOS device and you like to shuffle their Music collection, then you may be wondering "where did the shuffle option go?". Well it turns out that this feature still exists but activating it can be a bit hard to find.
How the Music App Makes You Shuffle Songs Now
Now, in order to shuffle your whole library of songs, you have to actually select a song to begin with. Then, you have to hit the small Now Playing bar at the bottom, and make sure the Shuffle icon is selected.
If you have a website the chances are you probably have some images or photos to break up your text or help to convey a message or story etc. Well if your website has been created fairly recently, chances are that your site responds to different viewports.
I recently ended up running Windows on my Mac via bootcamp to run various titles that I had purchased from steam that did not run natively on my Mac. I had previously managed to run similar titles on my Mac and discovered I was able to use my PS3 controller(s) via bluetooth fairly easily, however getting the PS3 Controller to not just show up but available for use seemed to be a lot more difficult for Windows.
I have been using Drupal since 2009 and one of things that is impressive is how modular it is. The core Drupal build is very extensible and there are literally 100's of thousand's of contributed modules out there, many of them regularly updated and maintained by the very active open source Drupal community.
So it has taken me a while to come up with an idea for a Drupal module that no one else seems to have addressed, the idea of a 'CSS reset'.